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Rascarrel Bay Lodge 1

Castle Douglas (10.5mls S), Dumfries and Galloway
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Wonderfully luxurious lodge with fantastic sea views, you may even spot a dolphin
  • Ultimate relaxation in the hot tub listening to the waves lap the shore, perfect romantic getaway
  • Peacefully situated on a private bay on a spectacular stretch of South West Scotland coastline- Fantastic base to discover some of the hidden gems Dumfries and Galloway has to offer

 

Property code: RASC1

This stunning lodge, right on the shore of Rascarrel Bay, is one of nine detached properties offering a luxurious getaway for two. It’s a couples’ retreat amidst the dramatic cliffs and coast of South West Scotland. With delightful decor, spacious and elegant rooms, plus indulgent details like a balcony hot tub, this property is the perfect place to escape the rat race.

 

Hidden away in a secluded and private bay location, and with an incredible space to enjoy, this property is as much about the outside as the inside. But the interiors are stunning themselves – a sleek, contemporary design sits beside the rustic views, bringing wilderness and comfort together.

 

Enter the lodge to discover the main, sociable heart of the home, the open-plan living space combining kitchen, dining area and lounge. The kitchen is a smart space, neatly tucked into one corner but with all the state-of-the-art equipment you need to self-cater in style. The dining table is set up perfectly for romantic meals, and the lounge is a calming place to sit and relax in front of the TV while the incredible sea view provides its own entertainment.

 

Head through the hall to the bedroom, another special space to unwind, with French doors out to the private balcony, a king-size bed, and it's own en-suite with both bath and shower, and his-and-hers basins, so the two of you can get ready in company.

 

Outside the apartment, the balcony space is a highlight. Elevated above the coastline, it gives you an incredible view, which you can enjoy while eating at the outdoor dining table or relaxing in your hot tub.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom with TV with freeview
  • Large en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, double handbasins and W/C
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge/ freezer, microwave, dishwasher and wine cooler
  • washing machine and tumble dryer in separate utility room
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included. Please note: Due to location, connectivity can vary
  • Parking outside of lodge
  • Waste bin is to rear of the property
  • Regret no dogs
  • Regret this property is not suitable for children over 6 months
  • Please note the hot tub will be drained early on the morning of departure
  • Beach on site, basic shop/post office 2 miles. Larger shops, pubs, restaurants 10.5 miles
  • Private water supply
  • Eectric vehicle charging points at nearby Kirkudbright and Castle Douglas
  • IMPORTANT: Fireworks are not permitted anywhere on site due to nearby livestock
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rascarrel Bay is part of the Solway Firth coastline, a stretch of rugged and beautiful shore - a romantic place to stroll and explore, spotting wildlife as you go. Trails, hikes, climbs, and cycle rides extend around this unspoilt coast for miles, so there's plenty of opportunities to get some exercise with majestic views. From here, you can wind your way around this craggy coast discovering mysterious coves, quiet bays, and dramatic outcroppings, and practice your landscape photography.

Head 3 miles to the picturesque village of Auchencairn for your groceries and other amenities, or for a meal out in the local restaurant. It's a lovely place to stroll, nestled beside the Auchencairn Burn. Or, for more delights, head inland 11 miles to the town of Castle Douglas. The town nestles beside the Carlingwark Loch and just a little way off floats the River Dee, home to the little island where Threave Castle sits imposingly. Spot the peregrine falcons nesting between the turrets or learn a little local history - the structure was originally home to Archibald the Grim, built in 1369, and is a towering 30 metres in height.

Nicola Skelton

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 24th November 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 27th October 2023

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Perfectly appointed lodge in a lovely setting whatever the weather.

Reviewed by Richard 15th September 2023

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Great location with spectacular views whatever the weather! Hot tub was a real bonus 5star accommodation with great attention to cleanliness

Reviewed by Sally 8th September 2023

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Absolutely perfect place to get away from it all. Wanted for nothing

Reviewed by Clive 1st September 2023

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We chose the Rascarrel Bay Lodge purely by chance when browsing. The reality was as hood if not better than anticipated. Our stay coincided with a really dry / hot early September but I'm confident that this lodge and location would be perfect regardless of time of year or weather. As a base to explore the region and with decent supply points withiRead moren easy reach it made a perfect retreat.... and the sunrise was to die for! Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 25th August 2023

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Our second visit and delighted to find the high standard of cleanliness and lodge facilities has been maintained. Extremely quiet and relaxing with wonderful views. Friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Steven 11th August 2023

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A little slice of paradise at Rascarrel Bay. If you are looking for peace, tranquility, luxury and relaxation - book now, you wont be disappointed.

Reviewed by Janette 4th August 2023

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Could not fault our holiday accomodation or location. 5 star in every way. We want to come back.

Reviewed by Susan 14th July 2023

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If you want the only sounds to be the waves and seagulls this is the place for you. A very relaxing time, nice walks, lovely lodge, everything you need, the wine, flowers and chocolates were an added bonus. Only thing you need to take is toiletries food and drink, everything else covered. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by John 30th June 2023

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Lovely lodge couldnt fault anything. The views from it were brilliant and it was hard to drag yourself away.

Reviewed by David 23rd June 2023

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Third visit to Rascarrel bay lodges and once again had an excellent break. Total chill out, I could sit for hours watching the birds and the sea. Fiona and her family have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Beautiful lodge excellent location, perfect in every way We will definitely be coming back for a fourth visit. David MacDonald

Reviewed by Irene 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Louise 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 19th May 2023

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Perfect.

Reviewed by John 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Irene 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Hilary 31st March 2023

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A fantastic place to unwind and relax.

Reviewed by Kathryn 10th March 2023

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Splendid location; Lodge cleaned within an inch of its life, hot tub checked each day and one of the best beds we have ever slept in. Easy of access and sufficiently isolated. Owners invariably helpful and knowledgeable. The litany of praise could go on and on . . . .

Reviewed by Andrea 20th February 2023

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Reviewed by Graeme 17th February 2023

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Lights out in hot tub and kitchen out side stair to hot tub broken bit tired exterior think money needs spent to up grade but generally very nice

Reviewed by Charlene 26th December 2022

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Reviewed by Cathy 4th November 2022

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The 6th time at No.1 or No.2 lodge and always a pleasure to be there. Knowing everything is provided and spotless, so we can just move in. Recommend the Auchencairn Store, 5 min drive, for all provisions, freshly baked sourdough bread, cakes, etc., organic items, fresh veg and includes cafe. Plus booked takeaways of brilliant pizza, curries (frozenRead more ones available) and fish and chips. Fri, Sat, Mon evenings in winter - more at other times. Check out their Facebook page for details. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by John 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 7th October 2022

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Wonderful location and generally a nice property but a few niggles that we would not have expected for the price. We would consider going back but would hope the issues reported to the owner would not happen again.

Reviewed by Heather 30th September 2022

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RASC1 is a lovely lodge in a situation that is just sublime. Right next to the rocky part of the beach so rock pools were spectacular as the tided receded.. The rocks behind the lodge provided shelter so even in the worst wind we were warm enough in t-shirts. Only one other lodge was visible from ours so it was very private. Saw the sunrise a couplRead moree of mornings. Breathtaking. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Friendly helpful owners. We recommend the fish and chips from Auchencairn. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 23rd September 2022

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Spectacular views. So peaceful and picturesque. Dark skies, great for stargazing.

Reviewed by John 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Sally 9th September 2022

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Beautiful 5 star lodge in amazing beach location Spotless and wanted for nothing

Reviewed by Pauline 2nd September 2022

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Anybody booking one of these lodges will not regret it.beautiful scenery,luxury accommodation,plenty of places to visit around about ,lovely relaxing week away.5 *

Reviewed by Lorna 26th August 2022

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Well maintained lodge which was cleaned to a high standard. The lodge was well equipped and offered generous welcome goodies which were much appreciated. The location is beautiful and extremely quiet and peaceful. The hot tub was a real bonus and it was reassuring to have it checked each morning. We would love to return.

Reviewed by Rob 19th August 2022

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This is the place to be should you wish to have a peaceful break. The views from the lodges are all breathtaking no matter the weather. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Very comfortable accommodation. Nice firm bed. Kitchen well equipped with everything you might need. Sun loungers for use supplied which was great maRead moreking it even more comfortable. Lots of lovely coastal and country walks-no need to travel anywhere should you not wish to. It was simply idyllic. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 12th August 2022

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Rascarrel Lodge 1 was the best equipped, most luxurious, and certainly the most peaceful location you could wish for. We were very fortunate to have great weather for the week and caught views of seals, red kites and a red squirrel. If you are thinking of going.....go. you won't be disappointed. The hot tub is a bonus.

Reviewed by Karen 15th July 2022

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Beautiful lodge set in a lovely little cove with glorious views. Floor to ceiling windows too. Lodge 1 is the most private with no vehicles driving past it. Its well equipped with hot tub and everything you need for a peaceful relaxing break away from the stresses of life. Within good driving distance of local towns with cute wee gift shops and supRead moreermarkets. Good walks on your doorstep with the opportunity see lots of wildlife including seals and see birds. Definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 1st July 2022

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5 star Lodge, 5 star location and 5 star hosts - nothing is too much trouble The location is so beautiful and peaceful, the perfect place to unwind and the view is spectacular in any season or weather

Reviewed by Sumayya 27th May 2022

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It's a slice of heaven on earth. The landscape changes so dramatically and we just sit back in awe. So peaceful and quiet you feel like you're in a world of your own .

Reviewed by Stephen 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Vivien 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Kathryn 6th May 2022

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The holiday and the lodge were a delight, secluded setting yet easy to find. The bay itself performed magnificently, sunny, moody, misty and always magnificent. The lodge too was a delight, hyper clean, light and airy in the best "modernist" way. The hot tub was carefully maintained each day and had, perhaps, one of the best views in Scotland. The Read morecountryside round about and the local towns surprised us with their variety and charm; the whole holiday entirely blissful. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by David 22nd April 2022

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The lodge is beautiful, comfortable and very clean. We went nowhere, just walked locally, enjoyed the hot tub, the view and read books. Bring bottled water and note that the WiFi is 4Mbs at best if you want to stream anything.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th April 2022

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3rd time in lodge 1 we liked it because it was so private immaculately clean and everything you need but now this time a lot of walkers use a path right by the side of the lodge where your hot tub and sunbathing area is so felt wee bit intrusive this time, may have been because of Easter holiday, weather was great have never been there and not had Read morenice weather might be because of the bay location cant fault this place though. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Julia 1st April 2022

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Stunning location with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Robert 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 1st March 2022

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Wow. What a holiday. We stayed in lodge 1. Very secluded and close to the private beach. The lodge was beautiful and very clean. The owners thought of everything. Making it less stressful when it comes to cooking and cleaning. We enjoyed watching the stars in the hot tub and relaxing by the fire at night. 100% will be returning to this beautiful loRead morecation in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff 25th February 2022

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